A leopard cannot change while the sun shines
/it is clear/
all that glitters in its spots will cross the bridge
before the swine//
so desist from putting your cart ahead to skin a cat!
There’s more than one way to lose one’s best friend,
don’t cast your pearls far from the tree.
Heed my advice// good things come to those
who hang him.
Make your hay and spare my rod.
One man’s meat is not gold and an apple
to catch the worm.
If one man’s dog is another man’s poison, why does the early bird not bite
/and is not heard/
This is in partial (and inadequate) response to a prompt by Bjorn over at dVerse Poets. He invites us to mix our metaphors, but I’ve chosen some proverbs and sayings, which produced some unusual insights when jiggled and matched anew. The formatting isn’t quite right – it just doesn’t work on the screen/online as it does on my notebook. Here’s to the superior power of the printed page!